Meet Dr. Shook

Dr. Brad Shook, DC, BCIM, DAAMLP, CSCS, NSCA-CPT – Offering Epigenetic, Precision and Functional Diagnostic Nutritional Medicine Consulting.

Dr. Brad Shook is a chiropractic physician and member of The Institute of Functional Medicine with postdoctoral training in epigenetics, genomics, and Functional and Precision Medicine. He concentrates his consulting practice in helping people with chronic health problems to achieve the most optimal health possible, by seeking unique interventions specific to the individual, and by joining with them and their healthcare team in a partnership. Most of Dr. Shook’s clients have tried many different approaches with varying degrees of success. Prior to seeing Dr. Shook, many of his clients report not knowing what to do next to help themselves, and many are overwhelmed with information and no clear direction.

Unfortunately medical physicians today are strapped for time and unbelievably stressed due to the crushing demand for healthcare in the United States. The demand for care, combined with many other compounding factors have resulted in many doctors practicing medicine in a way that they never envisioned or wanted.  Medicine in the U.S. is the best in the world at crisis care and many other problems but is working to adapt to the explosion in chronic health conditions like Hashimoto’s, Diabetes, Neurodegenerative conditions, autoimmunity, heart disease and cancer. The problem is that many of these chronic health conditions require individualized dietary and lifestyle strategies with temporary nutritional support to best help people improve their health, that are not readily available or understood, and this is where we seek to help bridge the gap.

In order to help himself with psoriasis (an autoimmune condition) and irritable bowel syndrome, Dr. Shook began researching how to help himself in 2005. What he discovered was that he had diseases that medicine didn’t have very many answers for, so he set out to learn why he was having these problems. Dr. Shook began his training in functional medicine learning from renowned specialist and guest Harvard Medical School research fellow Dr. Datis Kharrazian. Dr. Kharrazian is the author of the book Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? When My Lab Tests Are Normal and is widely recognized as a leader in teaching a systems-based approach to healthcare, that is focused on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease.

Dr. Shook continued his training through The Institute for Functional Medicine, Functional Medicine University, and spent hundreds of hours in other continuing education seminars. Because he has been fortunate to have the mentors, teachers and personal support in his life, Dr. Shook has been able to help himself, family members, and many clients suffering from autoimmune and inflammatory conditions.

Dr. Shook has been working with clients since 2006. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University and his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Sherman College.

Dr. Shook is selective in the clients that he accepts for care. He only takes on clients that he feels have a good chance of having success with the type of care that he offers. An application process is required to see if prospective clients are good candidates for care. Dr. Shook consults with patients around the world and is available by phone (or Skype or Facetime by request).  Click here to learn more about becoming a client.